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4:40 PM ET, July 25, 2007


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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg: New ad provider  —  Hey everyone - I wanted to give you a heads-up before the official announcement is made later today.  We've signed on Microsoft as our new partner to sell and serve the ads on Digg.  It's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.
Microsoft and Digg Team Up in Advertising Syndication Agreement  —  Microsoft to manage Digg's advertising inventory as Digg continues on strong growth path.  —  Digg Inc. and Microsoft Corp. today announced an agreement in which the two companies will collaborate to bring relevant advertising …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Now Selling Digg's Ads  —  Kevin Rose writes a somewhat cryptic blog post announcing that Digg has done an ad deal with Microsoft.  He says it's a deal similar to the one Facebook signed with Microsoft last year.  That probably means that, as with Facebook, Digg is getting a guarantee …
Discussion: Mashable!
Rich Miller / Data Center Knowledge:
Generator Failures Caused 365 Main Outage  —  Several generators at 365 Main's San Francisco data center failed to start when the facility lost grid power Tuesday afternoon, causing an outage that knocked many of the web's most popular destinations offline for several hours.
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch:
iPhone v. BlackBerry: Side By Side, Two Week Comparison  —  With the Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerry 8820 coming soon to an AT&T store near you, business folks around the country will be faced with the decision of switching to the trendy new iPhone or upgrading to a more iPhonesque version of their trusty CrackBerry.
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
iPhone, month 1  —  Today's the 25th of July, the iPhone shipped …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Mom Sues Universal Music for DMCA Abuse  —  Home Video of Dancing Toddler Yanked From YouTube After Bogus Claim  —  San Francisco - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit today against Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG), asking a federal court to protect the fair use …
Phone mast allergy 'in the mind'  —  Mobile phone masts are not responsible for the symptoms of ill health some blame them for, a major UK study says.  —  Dozens of people who believed the masts trigger symptoms such as anxiety, nausea and tiredness were unable to detect if signals were on of off.
Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
IPhone Use Disappoints; Apple Slides  —  Apple's shares slumped 6 percent on Tuesday after AT&T said the early surge of iPhone buyers starting service on its network was smaller than some analysts had anticipated.  —  AT&T, in reporting its second-quarter earnings, said 146,000 iPhone owners …
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0:
Apple Q3 Results Today at 5 p.m. ET
Lester Haines / The Register:
MySpace erases 29,000 sex offenders  —  MySpace yesterday announced it had "detected and deleted" 29,000 convicted sex offenders on the social networking site, Reuters reports.  —  The figure is considerably higher than the 7,000 it said it had identified back in May, after coming under strong pressure …
David Ward / Hollywood Reporter:
Xbox spec: $50 cut in Aug.  —  Timed to release of major titles  —  In an effort to regain momentum in the video game console market, Microsoft Corp. will cut the price of the Xbox 360 by $50 early next month, sources said.  —  The reduction will be made Aug. 8, according to one source …
Angus Kidman / APC:
1 million Joost users prepare for year-end launch  —  Joost, the peer-to-peer TV sharing application from the inventors of Skype and Kazaa, has signed up more than a million beta testers and is on track for an end-of-year launch, its co-creator has revealed.
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Breaking: iPhone Can Now Serve Web Pages, Run Python, Open Source Apps  —  After the first Hello World application, hacker NerveGas and the people at #iphone-shell have built Apache, Python and other Open Source apps for the iPhone.  Yes, your iPhone can now be a web server and do all sort of 1337 things.
Discussion: Inquirer and digg
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch: Now With More Interactivity  —  Earlier this month we tackled the evolving space of online live video.  In its raw form, live is a very different format when compared to recorded video.  There's no post production editing to cut out your gaffs or nab the best parts.
Eas / Nate True's Weblog:
Tether your iPhone: EDGE internet on your laptop  —  Recent developments have allowed iPhone hackers to compile background applications for the iPhone - among the most interesting so far is srelay, a SOCKS proxy server.  —  srelay running on your iPhone opens up a very exciting possibility …
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Bill Ray / The Register:
Yahoo to start optimising for mobile
Josh Bernoff / Groundswell:
I'm sick of users  —  The more I write and read about social media …
Associated Press:
Toshiba considering semiconductor partnership with NEC, Fujitsu
Discussion: The Register
Joel Hruska / Ars Technica:
Report: Seagate plans to stop manufacturing IDE drives by year end
David Katzmaier / CNET
Samsung prices combo Blu-ray/HD DVD player at $1,050
Discussion: Computerworld and Engadget
Matt Cutts / Gadgets, Google, and SEO:
SEO tip: Avoid keyword stuffing
Brett Winterford / CNET
Attorney: GPLv3 may not bind Microsoft
Discussion: Channel 9
Nick Wingfield / Wall Street Journal:
Hide the Button: Steve Jobs Has His Finger on It
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Eric Bangeman / Ars Technica:
Google open access proposal finds little support from FCC
Discussion: CNET
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Om Malik Is Ready for His Close-Up
Nick Gonzalez / TechCrunch:
LicketyShip Now Making Speedy Deliveries All Over California
Marc Hedlund / O'Reilly Radar:
Making the web into a banking platform (whether they like it or not)
Discussion: Macsimum News and Mashable!
Ansheng Liu / Research@Intel:
Announcing the world's first 40G silicon laser modulator!
Discussion: PC World and Gearlog
Scott Hillis / Reuters:
Microsoft, EA sign sports game ad deal
Brad Stone / New York Times:
Aided by Harry Potter Fans, Amazon Triples Its Profit

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